MBS An really astonishing miniature book
- Dear minibook lovers!
Some days ago I bought an really astonishing miniature book
in an art-bookstore here in Vienna.
"Irma Boom: Biography in Books by Irma Boom"
and: here is an article in The New York Times, 2 days ago:
A Small Book on a Big Career
Irma Boom: Biography in Books by Irma Boom
This miniature book contains a complete overview of Irma Boom's oeuvre, with commentary and more than 450 full colour illustrations in 704 pages with printed edges. Boom is one of the most widely renowned book designers in the world today. The book was designed by Irma Boom for her retrospective exhibition at the The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library.
Boom is known for making tiny models of all her books, which proved inspiration for this tiny book. With text by Mathieu Lommen and notes by Irma Boom.
Author: Irma Boom
Publisher: University of Amsterdam
Size: 50 × 38mm
Binding: softcover with dust jacket
Price: 19.50 (here in Vienna I paid 24 Euros....)
PS: Some additional info:
I asked the publisher about the print run and about limited editions.
This is the answer:
Dear Mr. Gschwendtner,
regarding your email. 3500 copies of Irma Boom: Biography in Books have been printed and we are considering a second edition.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Communicatie & PR UvA Erfgoed
Allard Pierson Museum en Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam |
Oude Turfmarkt 127/129 Amsterdam
020 52 52 555 / 56 (ma t/m do)
Some german MB:
* Pepe MB: --> WONDERFUL!!!
* Buchbinderei Mueller
* Buchbinderei Scholle:
* Blank MB:
* A rare sold MB: Theophrastus, Characteres ethici, sive morum descriptiones. Gracè et Latinè. Cum notis & monitis J. A. Werdenhagen.Leiden, J. Maire 1632
* A rare unsold MB:
* Different links about MB:
* Short is sweet when it comes to fiction
* The Great Wide World of the Miniature Book!
* Todd Pattison's Little Library http://nffo.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html
* coasters that are designed to look like miniature books http://www.typicalenglish.nl/showroom/bureauaccessoires_home_en.php
* Look at this splendid machine put in your money pull the handle out comes a miniature book!
Best greetings from Vienna!
:-) Arno G.